#IWD2014: Celebrating Women Working in Development – Anne, DSW Brussels

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

  This Saturday, March 8th, is International Women’s Day. Supporting and empowering women and girls are fundamental to the work of DSW, something which new strive to achieve every day. To celebrate this, and the continuing contribution that women have made to DSW’s work, we are giving over the blog every day to members of DSW to talk about the …

Some youth councillors do not know their roles

Julie Najjunju Youth Empowerment

Many young people pursue political ambitions but they have no clue what their roles and responsibilities are. Last week, DSW (Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevolkerung), an NGO operating in Uganda, held awareness events aimed at enhancing democratic governance and youth participation under its youth empowerment services. Through these interactions, we observed that most of the young people did not know their leaders …

An inspiring experience in Mombasa

Anna Dahlman Development Cooperation, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

  Some weeks ago I had the chance to meet a motivated team of DSW partners and colleagues from West Africa, Rwanda, India, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda for an intensive week of discussions in Mombasa. Together, we reviewed progress and exchanged experiences from year one of DSW’s Euroleverage project. Having the chance to sit down together rather than staying in …

Dispatch from Uganda: A peer educator’s impact on one family

Eoghan Walsh Sexual and Reproductive Health, Success Stories, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

The work done by our country offices in East Africa is fundamental to the success of DSW. Without it we would not be the organization we are today. Through this blog we will periodically bring you success stories and interesting dispatches from the work being done with youth groups and other partners.   Muvubuka Agunjuse Youth Club Gizamba Hellen Gimono …

World Contraception Day 2014 – Preparations under way!

Eoghan Walsh HIV & AIDS, Population Dynamics, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

This week I had the pleasure of attending the first kick-off meeting in London for World Contraception Day 2014. Before I tell you about our meeting, let me first introduce you to World Contraception Day, its goals and objectives. UPDATE: Read our latest blog on the latest news about what is happening this year for World Contraception Day – click …

Introducing…Joyce Ampumuza, DSW Uganda

Eoghan Walsh HIV & AIDS, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

To celebrate the re-branding of the DSW website and our fantastic new blog, we are launching a new series to introduce the people that really make DSW the organisation it is. It is our excellent colleagues across DSW that allow it to be such an effective organisation and such a great place to work! This week, we introduce Joyce Ampumuza, …

In my own words…

Shane O'Halloran Development Cooperation, HIV & AIDS, Population Dynamics, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

A Youth to Youth Initiative story from Uganda Since 1995, DSW has established hundreds of youth clubs for sexual and reproductive health education and AIDS prevention training in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. Through our Youth-to-Youth (Y2Y) Initiative, peer educators at these clubs teach other young people how to prevent unwanted pregnancies, HIV infections, and how they can implement positive …

Why Do We Do This Work?

Shane O'Halloran Development Cooperation, HIV & AIDS, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

I recently had a chance to visit an inspiring youth club in Mombasa, Kenya. Supported by DSW, The Alpha and Omega Club forms part of a wider network of clubs in the region. Clubs are engaged in a range of reproductive health services and activities including community outreaches, sexually transmitted infection treatment, and family planning counselling. As I listened to …